April 12, 2001

Russian 'hacker' rebuffs U.S. request

Author: JT Smith

Wired: "Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow tried to hire a Russian hacker to break into Russia's Federal Security Service's network, according to a report
published in the a Russian newspaper Wednesday.

The 20-year-old hacker, identified only as "Vers," said he was asked to hack into the Federal Security Service's network to copy, alter and delete files. Vers
claims that four officials at the U.S. Embassy offered him $10,000 for the job."


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